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Globe clock. Description by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy

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Globe clock. Description by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy
March 1852
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Extent and format
pp. i + 11 + five drawings. Folio. Brown cloth spine, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Description, dated 10 March 1852, by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854), clockmaker, of the mechanism of the globe clock presented by him to SA in 1850. With five drawings (8 figures), dated 9 March 1852. See Mus. Cat., no. 908; DNB. The silver casing of the weight of the clock is engraved with a map of the world copied from the 'Mappe-mundi Geohydrographique' by Sanson, 1687. The engraving was dated by R. A. Skelton as c. 1700 (see letter, 17 Apr. 1951 laid down on the front endpaper).
Vulliamy, Benjamin Lewis (1780-1854) clockmaker
Previous reference number(s)
MS 988
Archival history
In his letter presenting the clock, 13 June 1850 (Proc., 1st ser., 2 (1849-53), 88-9), Vulliamy promised to prepare the present description.